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Making the case :A national drought contingency fund for Kenya


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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Contingency Planning, Disaster preparedness, Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Disaster risk reduction, Disasters, Drought, Early warning, Response and recovery
Author(s):Huser, C.
Date published:May 2006
The critical failure in Kenya’s system of drought management is its slow response. A national drought contingency fund should be established to ensure timely, appropriate, and adequate intervention aimed at mitigating the impact of drought-related crises. Recurrent drought may be an inevitable fact of life in Kenya, but the human suffering it causes is not.

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